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List of Honey Bee Forage Species within Region 6 for the State of NV

Ordered by Begin Bloom Month

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USDA codeFamilyLatin NameCommon NamePlant TypeBegin Bloom MonthEnd Bloom MonthSig
SIIRBrassicaceaeSisymbrium irioLondon / yellow rocketC14N
PRUNURosaceaePrunusPlum (cultivated)C23N
ERODIGeraniaceaeErodiumFilaree, heron's bill, storkbill, pin-clover, alfileria, clocksF25N
LATRAZygophyllaceaeLarrea tridentataCreosote bushS210Y
PRAR3RosaceaePrunus armeniacaApricotTDB, C23N
PRDURosaceaePrunus dulcisAlmondTDB, C23N
PRPE3RosaceaePrunus persicaPeachTDB, C24N
ASTERAsteraceaeAsterAsterF312N
HELIA3AsteraceaeHelianthusSunflowerF310N
PLSEAsteraceaePluchea sericeaArrowweedF36N
SPHAEMalvaceaeSphaeralceaGlobe mallowS310N
TAMAR2TamaricaceaeTamarixTamarisk, salt cedar, athelS310Y
MESAFabaceaeMedicago sativaAlfalfa, lucerneC410Y
MELILFabaceaeMelilotusSweet clover (white/yellow)F410N
STPIBrassicaceaeStanleya pinnataPrince's / desert plumeF46N
CYDAPoaceaeCynodon dactylonBermuda grass, scutch-grassG49N
ACGRFabaceaeAcacia greggiiCatclaw, devil's claw, Texas mimosaS49Y
PRGLGFabaceaeProsopis glandulosaMesquiteS46Y
ELANElaeagnaceaeElaeagnus angustifoliaRussian olive, silverberrySDB46N
ROPSFabaceaeRobinia pseudoacaciaBlack locust, false acacia, yellow locustTDB46N
CENTAAsteraceaeCentaureaStar thistle, knapweedF59N
GUSA2AsteraceaeGutierrezia sarothraeMatchweed, snakeweedF510N
GRINDAsteraceaeGrindeliaResinweed, rosinweed, rarweedd, gumweed, gum plant, sticky-headsF69N
POLYG4PolygonaceaePolygonumSmartweed, knotweed, fleece flowerF69N
CHRYS9AsteraceaeChrysothamnusRabbitbrushS712N
GUTETAsteraceaeGutierrezia texanaBromweedF811N

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Plant Type codes:

Sig column

      T    - tree
    TDB - tree, deciduous broadleaf
    TEN - tree, evergreen needleleaf
    TEB - tree, evergreen broadleaf
      S    - shrub
    SEB - shrub, evergreen broadleaf
    SDB - shrub, deciduous broadleaf
      V    - vine
    VDB - vine, deciduous broadleaf
      G    - grass
      F    - forb (herbaceous flowering plants, non-woody)
      C    - crops/cultivated
   This column indicates whether or not the species is considered a very important nectar source species within the state and region selected. If it is a significant source, it is indicated here with a 'Y' and the row is highlighted.

In this context, important is defined by Ayers and Harman as those species that "reliably produce a large percent of the harvested honey" within the selected region.

 
 

 For those wishing to see more detailed information about any species in the list, please visit the USDA PLANTS Database web site and search by any of the first three columns from the table.

 
This output was derived from Ayers and Harman, Chapter 11 (Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees) of The Hive and the Honey Bee, 1992, Graham, J. ed. Dadant and Sons Inc. Hamilton, Illinois.
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